Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1981-03-09
d1t02 Feel Like A Stranger
d1t04 C C Rider
d1t05 Ramble On Rose>
d1t06 El Paso
d1t07 Deep Elem Blues
d1t08 Beat It On Down The Line
d1t09 Bird Song
d1t10 New Minglewood Blues
d2t02 China Cat Sunflower >
d2t03 I Know You Rider >
d2t04 Samson And Delilah
d2t05 Ship Of Fools
d2t06 Estimated Prophet >
d2t07 Uncle John's Band >
d2t08 Drums >
d3t01 Space >
d3t02 The Other One >
d3t03 Stella Blue >
d3t04 Good Lovin'
d3t05 U.S. Blues
Mastering with Adobe Audition 2.0 (Waves Z-Noise (learn mode on 5 s blank tape patch, threshold 3/reduction 23) & Izotope
Subject: 3/81 china -riders -aud recording
Regarding taping. Location, location, location. Mediocre equipment in front of the board will usually, almost always make a better recording than shoeps, nuemanns etc behind the board. There are a LOT of very good,great recordings from 81-84when most recordings are from in front of the board(FOB) when the taping community began to grow and then explode in 83/84. To those of you who were around and remember by 1984 there were SO MANY tapers in front of the board that it became hard to see the stage. This is what prompted the start of the tapers section behind the board for the BCT shows in oct of 84. Also notice all the good/great recordings from Springfield civic center going back to 1973!! That facility had GREAT acoustics. The last time the Dead played there Healy was speaking at one of the local colleges and he commented on the 'greatness' of that place. There are dozens of great aud tapes from that spring of 84(?) show. also notice that outdoor, stadium shows usually come out well. One you are in front of the board, close to the stage.2- the PA is usually cranked in an effort to fill the large stadium.3- no boominess, echo outdoors although wind was sometimes an issue. If you listen to most aud shows from the 80's the biggest problem is a lack of bass. Phil usually just sounded 'boomy' with little to no dynamics. You had to be close ie 50 -60 feet from the stage to get 'presence.' or be in a facility with superior acoustics like the springfield civic.. Greek theatre tapes usually came out well even behind the board. Regarding the large outdoor shows, check out all the very good, great recordings of Lewiston, Maine from 9/80. there are also good ie better than avg tapes from Roosevelt stadium in 73. Good location close to the stage at an outdoor venue(no echo,boominess. Of course there is always Bertrando's Hollywood tapes from 8/71. Good location, outdoors and facility with good acoustics. The acronym FOB came about because people realized(knew) that proximity to the stage was THE most important factor.
Subject: Funky fun
dipped into these early 80s gems. This concert is funky, up beat and the sound quality is excellent.
Subject: Fantastic Quality
The band was also hot this night, making this one a necessity for any collection.
Thanks so much for this instant classic!
Subject: Killer sound - solid performance 4-4 1/2 stars!
Subject: Sir-Mix-Alot is spot on.
I've noted elsewhere that MSG recordings are consistently good, so find them. And listen.
Also Mr. Glassberg. Click the link to his name. He captured and preserved many shows with incredible fidelity. This guy knew what he was about.
I've had this show for well more than a year and been meaning to put up a review. So much for good intentions . . . I listen to it a LOT. Great presence of all the band, both vox and instruments. Solid bass. You're right up front with an enthusiastic crowd of Heads.
First set highlights include the opening triad with a lengthy, grungy CCR. Plus a very, very nice Birdsong.
CS>Rider rocks, tho they're brief. Ship of Fools right on thru Good Lovin' is o-me-o-my-o. Love the Estimated.
Get this show.
Subject: A Solid Effort
Subject: This AUD is smoking hot!
Barry Glassberg has proved once again he is the MAN for early 80's FOB recording. Adam Egert and the Crew at MOTB are also top-notch at what they do. Who needs a SBD when you can listen to this masterpeice?
FYI...there is a David Gans file floating around on the Archive that interviews Glassberg, Rob Bertrando, and Jerry Moore during a setbreak at Cal Expo. These guys are the kings of AUD's and they tell some good stories.
Subject: Jerry Goes To 11
Everything everyone says about the China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider is correct - this version is amazing, with Jerry simply wailing away during the transition. The Other One into Stella Blue is also magical - when the soloing starts in Stella, you can hear a pin drop, with Jerry's guitar just slicing the air in the Garden into ribbons. My only complaint about the entire show is that Uncle John's Band doesn't really find its grove - it ebbs and flows, with much more ebbing than flowing. Still, a fantastic show, one of the best I've heard from the 80's.
Subject: Superb Show
Subject: top ten?
red,"the hatless" sled
Subject: THANK YOU!!!
DOWNLOAD THIS AND CRANK IT UP
Subject: MSG 3-9-1981 Awesome
Subject: Thank You Barry
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